Superior Challenge 9 takes place tomorrow at Scandinavium in Gothenburg. For the first time, the Superior promotion heads to GBG and has ambitiously built a card of local stars and international talent. Headlining the card is a retirement bout for Swede Sami Aziz, who will take on the UFC’s first-ever lightweight champion Jens Pulver. Another local in former UFC fighter Besam Yousef was supposed to take on David Bielkheden as the co-headliner, but a last-second injury will see Danny Mitchell step in against Yousef.
“I have focused a lot on stylistically interesting match ups which will give the audience the adrenaline full experience we deliver each show.” says Babak Aghavali, CEO, Superior Group International to MMAViking.com.
Weigh-ins for the event will take place at the huge shopping mall Nordstan in Gothenburg today starting at 17:00.
The promotion says that “approximately 20,000 visitors at Nordstan at the time of the weigh-ins, will make the event beyond the ordinary.”
Babak Aghavali , CEO Superior Group International :
– We are very excited for the weigh-in by Superior Challenge 9 – Gothenburg in Nordstan. As far as I know, this is the first time a weigh-in for a MMA or martial arts gala held in a shopping mall. We always want to be creative and pioneer new ideas, and a very important aspect for us is to broaden the sport and create greater interest among the public. This will be a very interesting event as it will be talked about for years.
Superior Challenge 9 Fight Card
• Sami Aziz (Sweden) vs. Jens Pulver (USA)
• Danny Mitchell (England) vs. Besam Yousef (Sweden)
• Diego Gonzalez (Sweden) vs. Anton Kuivanen (Finland)
• Yosef Ali Mohammad (Sweden) vs. Duarte Fonseca (Portugal)
• David Glasnovic (Sweden) vs. Magnus Strandner (Sweden)
• Matti Mäkelä (Sweden) vs. Matteo Minonzio (Italy)
• Emil Weber Meek (Norway) vs. Per Franklin (Sweden)
• Simon Sköld (Sweden) vs. Gomez Sariol (Spain)
• Michel Ersoy (Sweden) vs. Perttu Paatola (Finland)
• Martin Akhtar (Sweden) vs. Damien Pighiera (France)
• Linn Wennergren (Sweden) vs. Angelica Babbi (Italy)
• Martin Halvorsen (Sweden) vs. Dexter Dyall Wallin (Sweden)
How to Watch
Superior Challenge will be shown on TV in Sweden on Kanal 10.
How to Buy Tickets
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